BLU Products has officially begun shipping a rugged Android smartphone in the US market, the BLU Tank 4.5. The handset is unlocked so you can use it with any carrier and does not require a contract with a service provider. The Tank is available directly at BLU Products as well as other online retailers at a very affordable price of just $199.
Learn more about the BLU Tank 4.5
The BLU Tank 4.5 is a perfect device for those who have a “heavy hand” with phones. It is both sand and dustproof, and can withstand submersion in water up to 1 meter up to 30 minutes but does not come with the usual bulkiness of a rugged phone. In fact, at just 0.38 inches it is rather on the slim side in the rugged category.
The handset offers a 4.5-inch qHD display with 540 x 960 resolution at 245 ppi pixel density and IPS technology for clear images. The phone is powered by a dual-core 1 GHz Cortex A9 processor with PowerVR SGX Series 5 graphics and connectivity for GSM Quad Band 850/900/1800/1900 and HSDPA 850/1900.
The device is equipped with a 5 megapixel rear camera with auto focus and flesh, and a front-facing shooter for video chatting. There is also 4 GB of internal storage expandable up to 32 GB with microSD card. Other features include dual SIM capability, a 1760 mAh battery and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.